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History and the Role of the Entertainer

Alexei on the role of the entertainer, why he’ll never go on Strictly and why Newsnight needs to be 11 hours long. From 2016.

Alexei explores the role of the entertainer. Along the way he explains why he will never go on Strictly Come Dancing, the reason Newsnight needs to be 11 hours long and questions why TV comedy panel shows help rehabilitate the careers of 'war criminals'.

The Godfather of Alternative Comedy delivers a mixture of stand-up, memoir and philosophy from behind the counter of his Imaginary Sandwich Bar.

Starring Alexei Sayle, Jake Yapp, Nicholas Parsons and Paul Merton

Written and performed by Alexei Sayle.

Additional Material by Sarah Campbell.

Producer: Joe Nunnery

A BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2016.

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Sat 11 Jan 2020 23:00

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